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The biography of Richard Frank, the chief executive of Darby Overseas Investments, makes him well-placed to guide its expansion into the emerging markets of eastern Europe.
Henderson Private Capital’s head of Asian private equity Sanjiv Kapur has left the group at the same time as it has announced the launch of a new Asian fund with a $500m target.
The Hong Kong-based venture capital firm that spun out of Softbank has beaten an original $400m target to raise $643m, luring a raft of new international investors.
All is not peace and harmony between Russia and the US in Europe’s Black Sea region. But investment groups from the two countries have joined forces to prove that co-operation is possible when money – not politics – is the motivation. Andy Thomson reports.
The $300m GCC Energy Fund has been launched by Standard Bank, Gulf International Bank and Emirates National Oil Company.
Bregal Investments, the investment vehicle for the Brenninkmeijer family fortune, has appointed Jan Faber as head of its new London office, on top of two other hires.
The UK infrastructure investment group has closed its third fund dedicated to investing in private finance initiative projects in the UK and Europe.
The UK private equity house has acquired a portfolio of interests in the education, local authority and healthcare sectors from a group of companies.
Risk capital provider CDC Capital Partners has appointed Zimbabwe’s former industry minister Nkosana Moyo as its new head of Africa.
UK government-owned private equity investor CDC Group has acquired two power assets from AES in a $329m transaction.

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